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San Diego ID Law – Civil Rights   Leave a comment

San Diego Police officer’s practice of racial profiling was challenged by Edward Lawson after he was personally subjected to 15 encounters of this nature over an 18 month period of time.

His story is told in the video below. Unfortunately Mr. Lawson lost his life to pancreatic cancer in 2011. But I can’t help but think that this story shall live on in our history books and he shall be remembered for his valiant efforts to defend basic civil rights and bring awareness to the prejudices that are still scouring our country today.

This case is of historical importance not only because the California statute was voided, but also because it is one of the few examples of an ordinary citizen successfully representing himself all the way through a U.S. District Court and on through to the U.S. Supreme Court where he did finally get some collaboration.


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Posted May 25, 2017 by Hot Tall Blonde in News & Politics, Uncategorized

Selman-hagan ‘boozie’ Cathell – Life in Baja with the Scorpion Queen   Leave a comment

Life in Baja with the Scorpion Queen

By chris.ahrens | May 28, 2010

My poor wife was tired of my petty whining’s: May gray, real estate signs littering the sidewalks, massive sweepers shutting me out of Cardiff and the normally benign phrase, “Thank you so much” (drawing out the word “much” so that it becomes two syllables) primary among them.

Each time I opened a door for someone under 25, or a waiter poured them water, it would elicit the newest cliche, “Thank you so much,” until I simply couldn’t take it any more. Of course it’s a small thing, and yet I am too old to fake gratitude.

Last week (during vacation) I met someone who lives in a state of grace, expressing authentic gratitude for even the smallest things. She operates a small, tidy hotel surrounded by dust, cactus and a sometimes-perfect wave, in the town of San Juanico, known to surfers internationally as Scorpion Bay. She goes by the unlikely name of Boozie, a long complicated story of an older sister’s mispronunciation and not reflective of the woman’s general state.

Boozie doesn’t surf, doesn’t drive luxury cars, works 12 to 14 hours a day and is, by all appearances, one of the most content people I have ever met. Her secret is not in having everything, but in valuing what she does have.

The town where Boozie lives is a combination old Baja, Wild West show and distorted American dream. By car it is a two-day journey through the desert. For us it was a two-hour flight, followed by a five-hour drive down a rock strewn road, with a somewhat sketchy river crossing where you feel your car could be washed out from under you. The road will be repaired, but when hurricanes hit Baja, as they inevitably do, it will probably vanish again.

The town’s population is about half refugees, snowbirds, retirees and surf fanatics, with local fishermen, mechanics, shopkeepers and their families making up the rest. I prefer the working-class side of town where a simple and sincere gracias replaces the overly zealous, “Thank you so much.”

Nobody would travel this far to visit such a town, which, as Americans love to do, is being developed into the newest version of American overkill, complete with the most expensive houses being vacant much of the time. No, it’s the wave they come for, a retiree’s dream glide, going down the line forever until it empties into a peaceful bay. The crowds swell in proportion to whatever the Internet is reporting.

I rode one wave for a solid four football fields, something that gave me pause to look up and sincerely address the God I serve with a heartfelt, Thank you so much. Along for the ride were two other ageless gremmies, Stuart Grauer and Brian Logan. They’ll give you the rest of the story.

To learn more about Scorpion Bay and the Scorpion Bay Surf and Fishing Club, visit http://www.scorpiionbayclub. com.

The story of surfer/publisher Chris Ahrens

The Coast News archived articles by author Chris Ahrens

Egyptian President Morsi Demands Release of Terrorist   Leave a comment

Egyptian President Morsi Demands Release of Terrorist

Posted on July 18, 2012 | Articles by Mike Evans

Mohaned Morsi of Muslim Brotherhood Egypt's President

On February 26, 1993, the first wave of jihad terrorists hit the World Trade Center in New York City. A truck bomb parked in an underground lot was supposed to topple the towers and kill as many as 250,000 in the complex. This plot had been planned and organized by Egyptian Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman who said, “The obligation of Allah is upon us to wage jihad for the sake of Allah. . . . We have to thoroughly demoralize the enemies of Allah by blowing up their towers that constitute the pillars of their civilization . . . the high buildings of which they are so proud.”

In my first book, Israel, America’s Key to Survival in 1980, I began warning of the possibility of a terror attack. I was told by the former head of Israeli intelligence, Isser Harel, on September 23rd of that year that the United States had the power to stop Islamic terror but not the will. He also opined that the first attack would be in New York City and on its tallest building. The Jerusalem post published an article on that interview (reproduced here) on September 30, 2001.

Rahman, who had been involved in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat in Cairo, fled to America in 1990 and was free to set up his terrorist shop in New Jersey. The New York police eventually found 47 boxes of Rahman’s terrorist literature. In a tremendous paroxysm of moral relativism, the boxes were marked, “Irrelevant religious stuff.” Law enforcement totally missed the very reason for the attacks and failed to connect them to the worldwide movement that had fueled it. They saw Muslim Brother Sheikh Rahman’s organization as a fanatic splinter group.  The blind cleric was apprehended and in 1996 was sentenced to life in prison for seditious conspiracy.

On the day of the attack, my dear friend Yigal Carmon flew to Washington, DC early in the morning to warn the Pentagon that radical Islamists were planning an attack on New York City, and that the threat was imminent. Yigal was head of security in Israel under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a position similar to that of our head of Homeland Security. Yigal told me the liberals in Washington smiled and said, “We don’t consider religion to be a threat to us.” They were wrong, and the attack occurred a few hours later.

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Global Banking Issues   Leave a comment


Global Banking Issues

HSBC Executive resigns in Senate
Staff at its global subsidiaries launders billions for drug cartels, terrorists and pariah states:

Co-op pledges shakeup of high street banking
after Lloyds deal | Lloyds TSB


Worldwide Sea-Change Continues to Rapidly Unfold
for the People of the Earth
   (a must read)

sun rise and planet



President Obama nominated Dartmouth College President
Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank




Joseph Stiglitz : Man who ran WorldBank | Nobel Prizee
rouge financiers have proven that regulation must get together to curb market abuse


The Real Libor Scandal ~ Paul Craig Roberts and Nomi Prins

LIBOR scandal – full perspective

It Is Time To Look At The Big Picture Again Benjamin Fulford update July 16, 2012

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Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love   Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street was always about something much bigger than a movement against big banks and modern finance. It’s about providing a forum for people to show how tired they are not just of Wall Street, but everything.

This is a visceral, impassioned, deep-seated rejection of the entire direction of our society, a refusal to take even one more step forward into the shallow commercial abyss of phoniness, short-term calculation, withered idealism and intellectual bankruptcy that American mass society has become.

If there is such a thing as going on strike from one’s own culture, this is it. And by being so broad in scope and so elemental in its motivation, it’s flown over the heads of many on both the right and the left.

Allow me to share a potential vision:         


What if the Occupy Movement truly is the latest manifestation of the paradigm shift that is rippling around the planet, what Paul Hawken calls “the blessed unrest”? What if this shift is characterized by a new recognition of the self, one that no longer betrays ourselves as separate beings in an indifferent universe, but realizes we are conditional upon all the relationships we share?

I am because you are.

What if we experimented and perfected this alternative model of being, and deployed it along the vast global information network already encircling the globe? What if this model allowed us to grasp the array of crises plaguing our lives and the planet as actually interconnected – and to truly understand one was to understand and change them all?

What if we called this shift of inter-being by its true name?

November 26, 2011 by Ian MacKenzie

Posted March 25, 2012 by Hot Tall Blonde in News & Politics

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